Home from Chicago!

Made it back to Kansas City late this afternoon. Had a wonderful time catching up with friends in Chicago!


Tall girls ROCK! Taylor and Debbie are both warm and genuine. Of course, you know that they are incredible paper artists, but did you know that we’re all really TALL. It’s usually the first thing someone says when they meet us for the first time, “wow! I didn’t know you were so tall!” Taylor and I are both right at 6′ and Debbie is just a little bit shorter than us. Yet another reason that I love both these ladies, muchly!


Known by so many as HB – Carol is just a doll! We met for the first time in Anaheim, and it was instant friendship.


You know this sweet lady . . . Anna Wight is so much fun..always smiling and laughing. Here we are at cupcake reception that the SCS team hosted for our advertisers and design team. Anna is such an incredible artists on so many fronts, I just like to hug her and pretend some of it will rub off. Good times! Good times!


Here is the CHF Design Team (minus Michele Boyer who had left) at the cupcake event: Valerie Stangle, Mona Lisa Strahl, myself, Lisa Silver, Richard Pomeroy (CHF owner), Becky Olsen, Julie Campbell (another TALL girl I {heart}) and Dawn Lusk (who I harvested this image from! thank you, sweetie!). We have a pretty live chat-life over at CHF (well, with the exception of Richard – he just keeps us in line!) so after working with these folks for almost a year, it was wonderful to hug them all.


Sharon Harnist and I were walking the show floor this morning and we ran into Lindsey Botkin and Michele Boyer, one last time.


On Thursday, I spent the entire day getting Copic certified! I had spent the night with Julie and Lisa the night before, and even without a memo, we all managed to get the pink shirt dress code down pat. Kim Leech, a wonderful friend of Cornish Heritage Farms, stopped by right as our class was letting out. I’m so glad that she did. I never ran into her again during the 4 days in Chicago. 🙁


I got the dress code memo this day, too! <wink> Are these girls from Unity Stamps not just the cutest? I know that Angela (owner) works with them for their incredible talent, but I’m wondering if they sent head shots with their DT applications! Brooke Lien, AJ Otto and Jennifer Buck – great, great girls! Loved getting to meet Brooke and Jennifer on this trip and wonderful to see AJ again!

And, it seems I have come home from yet another work trip and have not gotten a single photo of the SCS Team. Daven, Jenn, Sara, Kurtis and I spent a lot of time and effort trying to catch up with all of the wonderful advertisers who, with their support, keep Splitcoaststampers the number one paper-crafting site on the web.

I’m going to call it a night for now, but I have many, many photos to be uploading in the next day or so – show favorites, new stuff and beautiful displays. CHA is information over-load! For as much fun as I had, nothing compared to seeing my two sweet baby girls jumping in the driveway with excitement as I pulled in tonight. It’s good to be home.

13 responses to “Home from Chicago!

  1. Thanks for sharing!! Looks like so much fun you lucky girls!

  2. Lori! I never got a picture with you.. will have to crop you out of Mom’s picture and put it in with one of mine! lol Was great to met you and hang out a little here and there with you.

  3. You are so sweet! I cannot tell you how excited I was to meet you! You are amazing! Thanks for being so encouraging and supportive! I am truly in awe of you! …ok…I think I’m gushing again! 😉 Thanks for being you, Lori! You just rock! …and look who’s talking about head shots! You are even prettier in person!

  4. It sounds like you had a great time in Chicago! Look forward to seeing hearing more about your trip!

  5. Your smile shows right from your heart in every picture! I wish we had more time to visit 🙁
    Maybe in Anaheim?

  6. OMG you and Anna look like you could be sisters , what a fun time you must have had with all those awesome people !

  7. Wow to be in between Taylor and Debi, you definately had to swipe some of their amazing mojo. So many talented people you hung out with! {your one of those amazingly talented women >”<}

  8. CherylQuilts at SCS

    Great to read all about your visit to CHA! Thanks!

  9. Sounds like you had a great time looking at all the new goodies and visiting with some talented friends. Can’t wait to see your pics and hear all the news. Isn’t it great to get hugs from our lovies?!! There is no place like home.
    p.s. I’m tall too..5’9″!

  10. What great pictures! Lori, it was wonderful meeting you…Even if I am just a shrimpy 5’1″-er… 😉

  11. Lori.. it was great to meet you in person! so fun to chat with you and Jen.. you girls are just as sweet as I knew you would be! 🙂

  12. Oh…it’s so much fun looking at the smiling faces of all of my stamping idols!!! Thanks for sharing your photos, girl!!

  13. Lori these pictures are great! So good to see so many people’s faces! And girl – you’re hair is soooo long!!!

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